Democrats were blown out of the water by the Mueller report.
The news that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians in 2016 dealt a crippling blow to their hopes to remove Trump from office.
But one top Democrat still wants to throw Trump in jail for one reason.
Democrats remain stunned over the fallout of the long-awaited Mueller report.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller had spent roughly two years working to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, as well as allegations that the Trump campaign and possibly even Trump himself had colluded with the Russians to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton.
But when Mueller presented his findings earlier this year and announced there was no collusion and that Trump was cleared of any wrongdoing, it left Democrats stunned, dazed, and confused.
Mueller was supposed to finish Trump’s career off for good, and instead, he dealt a devastating blow to Democratic hopes to see President Trump out of office and behind bars.
But not all Democrats have given up on the left-wing dream of undoing the Trump presidency.
One Illinois Democrat is even still alluding to the possibility of throwing Trump in prison.
Breitbart reports, “During Friday’s ‘Morning Joe’ on MSNBC, Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) threatened that if the President Donald Trump administration continued to ignore congressional Democrats’ subpoenas, then people could be facing fines or even jail time.”
Kelly said it is Congress’s “right” to “go to that extreme.”
Congresswoman Kelly took things to another level though when she talked about what she would like to do with members of the Trump administration, and possibly even Trump himself.
And she didn’t shy away from stating that she wanted to see people behind bars.
“We’ll be talking about fines. We’ll be talking about actually putting people in jail that are not cooperating,” Kelly told MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch.
“And I think that we have to go to that extreme, that we should go to that extreme. I don’t think anyone really wants to do that. I think the American people deserve the truth and that’s all we want to do. We’re just doing our jobs, and we’re in our right to do that. That is our responsibility. But if they don’t cooperate, then I’m for putting people in jail.”
In short, Kelly believes that if the administration doesn’t cooperate with partisan demands from Democrats for subpoenas, then those administration figures, up to and possibly even including the President himself, should end up in prison. It’s the new alternative to impeachment.
“Kelly described the threat of such a harsh penalty a ‘tool’ in their ‘toolbox’ to get the administration to cooperate,” concludes Breitbart.
It’s unlikely that anyone from the Trump administration will ultimately go to jail over Democratic demands in Congress, but it’s still a sign that a desire to imprison Trump officials and even the President himself remains boiling under the surface of the average Democratic lawmaker.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.